‘Salary Cut Is Political Gimmick’



DOMINIC NITIWULThe Deputy Minority Leader, Dominic Nitiwul says the 10 per cent pay cut taken by President John Mahama and other members of the executive is a gimmick.

“The President is playing political gimmick. It may be good for you, but I don’t think it is good for the country,” he said.

Mr. Nitiwul noted that since it was “put in the budget and every budget ends with a law which is the Appropriation Act,” it is not workable because it is not backed by the Appropriation Act of Parliament”.

He opined that “the President could have announced it as an administrative thing that he wants to do, but if you put it in the budget, it ends with what we call the Appropriation Act”.

Mr. Nitiwul therefore challenged the President to publicly announce his salary to Ghanaians.

“I challenge the President and all his appointees to put out their salary levels for all of us to see,” he voiced out.

Meanwhile, a Deputy Finance Minister, Kwaku Ricket Hagan maintained, the 10 per cent  salary cut was a clear case of what he described  as “leadership by example”.

“Part of leadership is to lead by example. What the President and the executives are trying to say is that, we have difficulties in our physical space … but let’s lead by example,” he stated.

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